Many ladies feel liberated by the freedom that comes with a Teeny Weeny Afro (TWA) but also limited in styling options. Which I can understand. I only transitioned for 5 months before doing a big chop. Just because your hair is short doesn’t mean your can’t experiment with different natural hairstyles or protective styles. I think this is the perfect time to experiment with twists, coils, and braids. It takes little or no time at all to style your whole head.
For the tinyest TWA start with finger coils also known as single strand twists or comb coils. This was one of my favorite TWA styles. I would stay twisting and retwisting my hair in class, at work, and in church. I had major hand in head syndrome.
There are quite a few protective or alternative styles to rock with a TWA, check them out :
2. Extensions : You can braid/twist your hair with extensions and achieve numerous looks. You can try kinky twists, Marley Twists, Havana Twists, yarn braids, Senegalese braids and the list goes on and on. These styles protect the hair and keep you from getting bored, if that’s an issue.
Read: Tips for Protective Styling with Weave
Now for natural divas that only want to wear their hair and rock the length as it is, you can try these great styles :
3. Two strand twists : depending on how short your hair is, you can rock two strand twists, given your hair is long enough to twist that is. This is very an effective protective style as well as a great way to change your look. Twist outs are usually the end product of two strand twists and they are a great way to rock your hair when you get tired of the twists or before you wash your hair.
4. Flat twists/braids : are a nice way to hide the real length of your hair if you tuck in your ends that is. There are a number of different styles to play with and you can also get creative with it!
I’m rocking a flat twist-twist out in the picture above. I don’t even think my hair was considered neck length yet. More Flat Twist Styles
Below is a perfect example of braids on a short afro. I would wear the braids for a couple days and release the back for a braid out.
5. Straw or Roller Set with Perm rods: This is a great way to set your hair for cute and uniform curls. See Our Flexi Rods Tutorial. After my big chop this was something easy, I could do on my own while I learned my hair.
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What is Your Favorite Style for Short Hair? Comment Below
Are there protective styles i can use for TWA during late November and winter?